This article is from 2007.
Natasha Gilmore explores cultural heritage, life as a footballer’s wife and more in her autobiographical solo, Madam Bazie. But first, she answers our questions
5 words sum up your dance piece, Madame Bazie?
Comic, intimate, ridiculous, emotional, intricate.
4 shows you’re looking forward to seeing
Everything at Assembly Aurora Nova and Dance Base; A performance I know absolutely nothing about; The very funny Solomon Sisters (Yiddish Vaudeville); Scottish Ballet and the Trisha Brown Company at the International Festival.
3 things did you discover while creating the piece?
Compared to the written word, autobiographical live performance is much less common – I think I discovered why; solo work is a personal challenge, especially for someone as talkative as me; I can’t escape my sense of humour.
2 reasons why Dance Base is a great place to be
Each programme is brilliantly constructed with three varied yet cohesive dance pieces; Having been inspired by watching dance, you can be further nourished by attending workshops.
1 word to describe how you feel about dance?
Dance Base, 225 5525, 10–12, 14 & 18 Aug, times vary, £11 (£7).